Return of “Read or Die” Light Novel Series Confirmed for August of 2016


Crunchyroll previously reported on how the official Twitter feed for Shueisha’s Super Dash Bunko label was teasing the return of a popular light novel series that hadn’t seen a new work in the better part of a decade. A new series of Tweets confirms that the series in question is in fact Hideyuki Kurata’s Read or Die



Translation: “Update: Pardon me, it’s a bit late but this is a follow up to the 06/03 Tweet. The ‘certain work’ is as all of you suspected the 12th volume of Read or Die, which will be published in August. It’s not a side-story or a spin-off, it’s a genuine new book with an original story. – Editorial Staff K”



Translation: “Update Part 2: We also have to report that although the Afterword in Volume 11 said that Read or Die would conclude with Volume 12, another book will be written, for a total of 13 volumes. Volume 13 will be published in 2017. – Editorial Staff K.”



Translation: “Update Part 3: More information – such as special publication benefits and promotional campaigns – will be released on Twitter and via the official Dash X Bunko blog. Please stay tuned. Once again, the 12th volume of Read or Die will be published in August of 2016. – Editorial Staff K”




Official Dash X Bunko / Super Dash Bunko Twitter feed (@dx_bunko)

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